Good food and service. Only odd thing was that there was only one other table with customers in the entire place at 9:30 on Saturday night. Very odd.
We had a couple salads to start. The fig salad was awesome but was way overpriced! The beet salad had zero flavor. Couldn’t find the server to return so we we didn’t eat it and then our pastas appeared. They offer 2 sizes and by the description they were going to be HUGE...they were half portions at nearly any other restaurant! Price was fair and flavors were good. The drink menu was outrageous and my bill was way too much for this “local” place.
The food and service were excellent. Happy to recommend!
Food is delicious. Best pasta ever. This is my favorite spot to go when I come come to visit my family in oak park. Yummy cocktails too.
We sat outside on a Monday night and had the most magical time!
very nice restaurant - food was great! a bit expensive, but definitely worth it
We had a delightful dinner with friends at Cucina Paradiso this week. A varied menu gave us many options to choose from and we all enjoyed our selection. We will return soon.
The outdoor space was quite and had such a nice relaxing feel. We had a great experience!
Brock our server was awesome. He was very congenial and consistent.
Had a great time, yet again! Food was totally on point, bacon wrapped dates! Crab cakes hit the mark, salad was wonderfully refreshing. Entree of the beef tenderloin could not have been better! Brock J, took great care of my wife, 6 year old daughter and myself. Well done sir, you made the difference!
We really love coming here for a nice date night! The food is always great. 😊
Loved it. My daughter has been there multiple times and wanted us to experience your restaurant. It was a great night for sitting outside and it was a great way to celebrate she was starting a new job! See you soon!
Baked goat cheese was outstanding but the beet salad was unremarkable. The Shells were very flavorful and yet seemed light. The Bread Pudding was outstanding though not at all traditional.
The only reason I do not give a full 5 stars is because one of the fish dishes was a tad overcooked. Otherwise, it was spectacular from appetizers through dessert. Also, the bread pudding was previously presented in a much nicer plate.
It is definitely a place to go.
Food was great. Server was great. Bartender not very friendly. Maybe she was having a bad night?!?? Either way, don’t enjoy being made to feel like a big burden when I go out. A smile and/or a hello goes a long way and is possible even when you are busy.
We always enjoy Cucina Paradiso, but it seems to improve with each visit. It is a very special place for an ordinary night out or for celebrating a special event. But I wouldn't want it to get too popular--it might alienate the regulars who have already discovered the secret.
Good food and great service. The ambiance is very chic with an industrial flavor.
Our service was fair. Our waiter reeked with the smell of marijuana. He almost spilled the wine as he sort of tossed it onto the table. Not the best service. Disappointed.
As usual the pizzas at Cucina Paradiso are very nice. Somewhere between Neapolitan thin crust and Chicago thick crust. Flavors and freshness excellent.
Also as usual, the acoustics are pretty bad. A very noisy dining room, where we had to shout in order to have a conversation. That’s unpleasant because of course we are not the only ones shouting. Everybody is shouting at the same time.
Our server started out on the wrong foot. He seemed to be in a frantic hurry, doing several things at once and seeming to rush through the order taking. However after I “shouted” at him to go away for a while, he was much better from that point on.
Delightful dining experience!
Craft cocktails superb! (try the corpse reviver #2---will become your fav!) Go "little plates "for apps. Bacon wrapped dates and the brussel sprouts were on point! Any entree will send you to flavortown. Server was top notch. Go early, it gets busy and for good reason.
An Oak Park standby. Always great food and great service
Loved this restaurant. The food was so yummy! It didn't take very long at all to come to our table. We got a bottle of wine and they let us taste it before ordering so that was nice as well. The waitress was very nice and attentive. Definitely would recommend especially for folks that take the train because it's right off of the oak park stop!
We appreciated that the food was delivered to the table faster than we anticipated. Each of us enjoyed our dishes. Getting free pasta portions to take home with us was an added bonus. Our server was attentive without being intrusive. A good balance.
I lived in OP/RF for many, many years....when I'd learned about the fire at Cucina, even though I'd long since moved to the West Coast, I was deeply saddened. The place was a great spot to go either on a date with my wife, or more often with one or two other couples. Well, I am happy to report that it's back and better than ever. Wonderful spot that near Westsiders are lucky to have (back!).
The food was very good and staff were very accommodating to the many dietary needs of my wife. However it was really hard to hear in there, and our waiter seemed...preoccupied. Otherwise we would give five stars.
Always look forward to the creative specials as well as favorite menu items!! Ambiance and service are fantastic!!
Love this place. Staff is so attentive and their recommendations are fabulous. Food and wine is delicious.
We have never had a bad meal here. The food is consistently delicious and the service is great.
The food is always good, especiallly enjoyed the calamari. Waiter was so helpful and nice!
We shared a plate of pasta with burrata, was super good!
Our server Fabio was Attentive, and had a great smile. Came by just enough to check if we needed anything. Food is excellent and the free pasta on Sunday is a good promotion.
I liked service, food & place. Good location, big parking space. Delicious food, nice personal and other.
We love Cucina... everything about it. A great restaurant in the heart of Oak Park!
Food was good , although the timing of when the apps and entrees arrived were on top of each other. We had a 6:30 reservation- done eating by 7:20. Too rushed- as if they needed to turn the table. Would suggest later reservation so that you do not feel rushed
Other than taking our drink and food order then leaving the check, waitress never came by after food was brought to ask if anything else needed. Had to ask for more water.
We have been dining here for 20+ years — food and service are awesome.
Great cocktails and food. Had grilled octopus appetizer and three different pastas. A modern take on traditional Italian with very good service
The food was tasty and it is great that the menu offers small/large options for food and drinks. The service was very friendly and promptly. It is great that Cucina Paradiso supports local non-for profit organizations, the night that we were there part of their sales were donated to Oak Leyden Development Services. Kuddos for supporting the Oak Park community.
Old fashioned and manhattan drinks were great. Whitefish special was especially delicious. Nice family evening.
Always a winner. Never had a bad meal there. There were so many delicious specials to choose from tonight. And a nice surprise at the end, a delicious puffy donut for each of us.